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bennelson 02-26-2009 02:18 PM

Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair - June 19-21 2009 Custer, WI
Hi everyone!

You need to make it to the MREA Energy Fair! It's June 19-21, 2009 in Custer, Wisconsin.

This is a BIG fair with LOTS of cool things at it, including an alternative car show (which I will be demonstrating at! Ryland too, I would imagine!)

See details here:
Midwest Renewable Energy Fair

It would be a great place for Ecomodders to meet up at! There is camping available there as well!

Daox 02-26-2009 02:34 PM

Was there last year for half a day. It was very cool.

SVOboy 02-26-2009 02:39 PM

Aww, I won't be in america. I wonder if that girl from hybrid fest will be there.

Ryland 02-27-2009 01:05 AM


Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 89821)
Aww, I won't be in america. I wonder if that girl from hybrid fest will be there.

I bet she will be there, everyone who is anyone is there, over 20,000 people should be there this year, that is more people then populate the city I live in.
I'll be there with my green commuti-car and maybe my blue citi-car as well, friend of mine should be bringing his electric trike again.
Had a beer this evening with 3 of their staff and they said they are still looking for more electric cars, they get two passes in to the fair for the weekend (normally around $20 each) just send an Email to
This is event tries to have something for everyone and for what you can learn is extremely affordable without extra fees for any of the workshop/classes, music or anything, you can talk to everyone and learn it all.
They also have great beer.

bennelson 02-27-2009 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by Ryland (Post 89911)
They also have great beer.

Just remember to bring your own glass! The commemorative beer glasses run out fast!

bennelson 06-22-2009 11:47 AM

The show was lots of fun!

I dragged the Electro-Metro and the Electric motorcycle up to the clean car show to display for the whole event.

Fellow Ecomodder Ryland was there both as a hard-core volunteer AND showing off his all-electric Commuta-Car.

Last year, I lost my voice talking to people for three days straight! Now, I have a stereo installed in the Electro-Metro with MP3 playback. I recorded an MP3 file of me talking about the car, and let that run on repeat on the car stereo all weekend. It saved my voice. I still talked to tons of people, but my car could talk to them too while I was away looking at the rest of the fair!
A headless man examines the Electro-Metro's motor, while anothe man listens to the "audio tour" through the window
Ryland shows off the Commuta-Car
Boyscouts check out the electric banana. Both Ryland and I took it for a spin. Of course I didn't take it onto the interstate the way Ryland did. :rolleyes:
The last thing you would expect to see at an energy fair! It is however Natural Gas Powered!
Vectrix - all electric motorcycle. (List price: $10 Grand)(No I didn't get a test ride, yes, I did try too!)
Leaning three wheel motorcycle
Electric converted tractor for organic farm.

For more photos of the fair, please visit:

PS! Ryland, if you are reading this, the First Aid Tent hijacked my good yellow EV Charging extension cord! Guess I will have to be back next year to get it....

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